14 May 09 Budget 2009-10: Commissioner's message to staffOn 13 May 2009, the Commissioner, Michael D'Ascenzo, sent a message to ATO staff about the 2009-10 Federal Budget. The message commences:
"The Federal Budget has provided us with some challenges, as well as some exciting opportunities. We stand to be counted in doing the right thing for Australia.
At first glance it is clear that there is additional funding provided to the ATO and additional work to do with that funding. In total the Government is providing us with over $700m of extra funding over four years.
The Government has invested in us shaping our compliance strategy to focus on support during times of recession and to manage emerging or magnifying compliance risks now and during recovery."
For the full message, go here.